On Monday Matters for the 22nd February, it’s been announced that the EU referendum will be held on Thursday June 23rd. But apparently, we Brits are 60 times more likely to talk about reality TV with our friends than discuss the merits of the EU.
The prime minister presented his case for Britain to stay in the EU today in the commons. Well have more on that later. Yesterday Boris Johnson said he’d campaign for Britain to leave the EU – we will hear his statement after 9pm.
George Harrison who would have been 73 years old this week, as it was he died of cancer on November 29th 2001 – aged 58.
On Jason McCrossan’s Saturday Breakfast Show on 106.9 SFM, ahead of Valentines day he spoke to flirting expert Jean Smith about the art of flirting successfully.
Jean shared her hints and tips to improve how we communicate with each other – using the art of a flutter and a flirt.
I recently spent a week in Spain and on the way back used my ipad to record the view from the wing as we made our approach and landing.
A video has been doing the rounds which shows an arrest made British Transport Police in St Pancras in March.
On the face of it the video makes uncomfortable viewing. The man being arrested repeatedly asks “why” he is being arrested and gets no response other than to get repeatedly shouted at and hit with a stick by the policeman, who actually sounds a bit out of control and appears to be using riot squad techniques on this single man. The man also is heard to say “I’m not a criminal” which result in him being shouted at and beaten by a stick by the policeman who seems determined to get the man to lie on the floor.
The other police officer in the video appears to be more stand off-ish and not as aggressive and then more officers arrive and take the man to the side – all in full view of the public and, as it happens in St Pancras, foreign visitors to our country.
In 2016 I find it incredible that a any man can be hit by a stick by police. It wouldn’t of made it less painful viewing had he been a white man – but one wonders if this is the treatment that we hear about from the black community who often feel they are unfairly singled out and hit upon (in this case literally) by the police. No matter what the colour of the person, it cannot be acceptable to be treated like this by the police.
When contacted their press office a spokesman for British Transport Police (BTP) said: “We continue to investigate the incident involving BTP officers detaining a man at St Pancras station on Tuesday, 8 March.
“Our Professional Standards Department (PSD) has been informed and the matter has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).”
Jason McCrossan’s Saturday Breakfast show is broadcast on 106.9FM in Sittingbourne and Swale, Kent.
On the show today: Jan is in charge of all contact and communications, Bonnie has the news and Andrew has the news.
We ask you to decide on who the mystery voice is between 7am and 8am. There is also a poem in Tranquil Time.
After 8am – we channel Bob Holness to play blockbusters and after 9am it’s Pick Of The Number One Pops.
Monday Matters reporter Bonnie Britain returns with a look at an event aimed at breast cancer awareness called Coppafeel. Boobball is a charity game held in the olympic park and Bonnie managed to get interviews with some of the players. Tom Fletcher from Mcfly, Ashley James, Gaby Roslin, Dan Edgar and Kate Write from TOWIE and Kristin Hallenga all spoke to our Bonnie.